|Mother Teresa's 100th Birthday Stamp|
|Written by Sherry|
|Wednesday, 30 December 2009 15:35|
Mother Teresa will get a US stamp for her 100th birthday in August of 2010.
The stamp was painted by Thomas Blackshear II, a Christian artist who lives here in Colorado Springs. You can visit his Christ-centered Art here.
Here's how the US Postal Service describes her call to found the MIssionaries of Charity:
"Following a divine inspiration and deeply moved by the poverty and suffering she saw in the streets of Calcutta, Mother Teresa left her teaching post at the convent in 1948 to devote herself completely to the city’s indigent residents. Two years later, she founded her own congregation, the Missionaries of Charity. Like Mother Teresa, the nuns of the new order wore white saris with a blue border rather than traditional nuns’ habits. In addition to the traditional vows of chastity, obedience, and poverty, they took a fourth vow of wholehearted free service to the poorest of the poor. “In order to understand and help those who have nothing,” Mother Teresa told the young women, “we must live like them.”
How about that? Explicit recognition that God was behind her work - from the US government! I like the picture very much. We'll have to stock up on Mother Teresa stamps at the Institute.